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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Hawaii

Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Anna Elento-Sneed, Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing and XpertHR Editorial Team


  • Hawaii has its own plant closing notice law that requires employers to satisfy obligations toward employees and government officials over and above the requirements of the federal WARN Act. See Hawaii WARN.
  • Hawaii provides employers with certain exceptions to the advance notice requirements of its mini-WARN law. See Exemptions From Notice Requirements.
  • Employees who lose their jobs due to a covered mass layoff or plant closing are entitled to help, which may include job search assistance and training. See Dislocated Worker Assistance.
  • A failure to provide notice under the Hawaii Dislocated Workers Act may result in a civil penalty. See Penalties and Enforcement.